RETURNING Kyle Taylor came off the bench to score twice as Scott Parker’s Cherries eased past Spanish third tier outfit Real Balompedica Linense to begin their pre-season schedule with a win.

Cherries controlled the majority of the contest in Marbella, with Jaidon Anthony and Dominic Solanke also on target in the 4-2 victory.

But it was Lytchett Minster-raised Taylor who really made his mark, scoring twice after being introduced in the second half.

The 22-year-old spent last season out on loan at League Two Southend United but grabbed his early chance to impress under new boss Parker.

Parker named as strong a starting XI as he had available to him as Cherries fans got their first glimpse of their team under the new boss. Summer signing Emiliano Marcondes made his first Cherries outing, starting in a midfield trio alongside fellow Dane Philip Billing and youngster Gavin Kilkenny as Parker opted for a 4-3-3 formation. Young defender Zeno Ibsen Rossi, who spent last season out on loan at Kilmarnock, started at centre-back, while Lloyd Kelly took the captain’s armband.

Cherries made a lively start, particularly down their left flank, so it was no surprise to see the deadlock broken via that channel after quarter of an hour.

Billing’s cross fell for Jordan Zemura, who linked up with Anthony to cut in and curl into the bottom corner right-footed.

Cherries had a spring in their stop, twice going close to doubling their tally as they appeared to target the right-hand side of Linense’s defence. Zemura ghosted into a good position before being denied by goalkeeper Nacho Miras. The impressive Billing then also went close, but the Spanish side held on.

And, from a rare foray forwards, Linense levelled. Alhassan Koroma broke down the right and cut a cross back to the edge of the box, where Alusine Koroma was unmarked and powerfully fired in, despite a touch from goalkeeper Mark Travers.

Kilkenny looked to give Cherries a quick response, lining up a shot from distance, but his effort flashed past the post.

Parker made two subs at the break, with Marcondes and Brooks withdrawn.

And his side soon established a two-goal cushion thanks to a quick-fire double.

Jack Stacey was the provider of the first, doing well to get to the byline and cut back for Solanke to slam high into the net.

Cherries were quickly 3-1 ahead as two substitutes combined. Nathan Moriah-Welsh, who had only just come on, let fly from outside the box and saw his shot parried away, but Taylor was on hand to volley home the rebound.

The goals continued to flow with Linense instantly carving a way back into the contest. Kelly was the culprit, clumsily tripping opposite skipper Luis Alcalde in the box. Alcalde stepped up himself, tucking the resulting penalty into the bottom corner, just out of reach of Travers.

Anthony looked to turn provider midway through the second half, picking out Zemura, who slammed wide right-footed.

Parker made wholesale changes with 20 minutes to play, eight in all as the club’s under-21s were given a chance to shine.

And the youthful side soon restored their two-goal cushion, Taylor tucking home his second goal of the night.

Sam Surridge also found the net in the closing stages, but the flag was raised for offside, while Ryan Glover went close, but Cherries settled for four.

They round off their time in Spain with a clash against La Liga outfit Granada on Monday.

Cherries: Travers (Dennis, 70); Stacey (Camp, 70), Ibsen Rossi (Sherring, 70), Kelly (Bevan, 70), Zemura (Greenwood, 70); Marcondes (Taylor, h-t), Kilkenny (Kurran-Browne, 70), Billing (Moriah-Welsh, 52); Brooks (Surridge, h-t), Anthony (Glover, 70), Solanke (Saydee, 70).